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Re: WILLIAM COOPER LTD

Postby kiwi » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:59 am

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:08 am

Girls busily making new flags to grace the Cenotaph on Armistice Day, at the Old Kent Road factory of Edgington’s. New flags are placed on the national shrine every year immediately before Armistice 1929.
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EDGINGTONS OLD KENT ROAD. 1929

Machinists at Edginton's in the Old Kent Road, London, finishing off the flags which are to be draped from the cenotaph in Whitehall on Armistice Day 1938.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:30 am

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A female coke heaver at the South Metropolitan Gas works, Old Kent Road.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:09 am

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The Old Kent Road in 1979. Tustin Estate in background and I think
Pilgrims Way Primary School.?
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Old Kent Road, same area 2016.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:40 am

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The front of 95 and 97 99 Old Kent Road with St Georges Hall on the right. 95 is occupied by Frederick Henschel & Co picture frame makers.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:30 am

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Old Kent Road Bermondsey. The Astoria in the distance
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Royal Army Clothing Dept,Old Kent Road. WW1

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Re: WILLIAM COOPER LTD

Postby kiwi » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:09 am

1898 Cooper No 4 Roadster, this 1898 Cooper ‘No 4 Gentleman’s Roadster’ is an extremely rare machine. As far as we know, it is the only known survivor.
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Number 4 Roadster.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:58 am

The company's premises were on the Old Kent Road S.E. 1. (near Canal Bridge). During the Second World War these premises were extensively damaged in air raids and had to be re-built, the Company continued as coach builders.
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555 OLD KENT ROAD.
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The company's premises were on the Old Kent Road S.E. 1. (near Canal Bridge). During the Second World War these premises were extensively damaged in air raids and had to be re-built, the Company continued as coach builders. The Royal Irish Coach renovated by Glovers in 1959

The 1955 advertisement shows how the London firm of Glover, Webb & Liversidge proudly traced its history back to 1720, when it was formed as carriage builders and wheelwrights. Archibald Liversidge. Glover, Webb & Liversidge remained as body builders with the coming of the internal combustion engine. In 1932, the company introduced the moving floor refuse collection vehicle. This was fitted with a rubber belt floor that was hand operated. This type of vehicle was especially favoured by some of the central London Boroughs.
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Typical moving floor bodies of the 1950s on Karrier trucks.
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Glover,Webb & Liversidge Dust-Cart. A lot easier in 1977, one hand,one driver,no sweat.
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The Transport Propeller was an advanced design introduced in 1936 by Glover, Webb & Liversidge. Refuse was loaded into an aperture at the front, then compressed and moved into the cylindrical body by twin Archimedean screws. A moving floor conveyor unloaded the body through barn doors at the rear. A novel feature was a positive ventilation system for the hopper to minimize dust. Ahead of its time, the expense of the Propeller may have ultimately been too much for the market of the 1930s.
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:14 am

A post by bermondseyboysrus in 2010.
I left Bacon School in 1965 and started work on my fifteenth birthday as an apprentice coachbuilder with Glover Webb and Liversidge in the Old Kent Rd. They built all sorts of vehicle body's, some for Peak Freens, Refuse vehicles for various councils, Tipper trucks, Bullion trucks, Commer van convertions for Securicor and even Mobile toilets. In the paint shop we often had Horse drawn carriages from the Royal household being repainted by hand and varnished.

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:22 pm

The Old Kent Road at the turn of the 20th century. The pub sign on the right is the Original Dun Cow. This end of the Old Kent Road is probably the least changed end.
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